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Presteigne / Llanandras

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"PRESTEIGNE, (or Llan-andras Of The Welsh) a parish, post and market town, and parliamentary borough, the parish being partly situated in the hundred and county of Radnor, and partly in the hundred of Wigmore, county Hereford. It is the county town of the county of Radnor, 6 miles E. by N. of Radnor, and 151 N.W. of London. The parish, which is of large extent, containing 7,780 acres, includes, besides the town of Presteign, the chapelry of Discoed, and the townships of Combe, Willey, and four others. It is situated in a valley on the Lug, a river celebrated for trout and grayling, and which here separates the counties of Radnor and Hereford.... More" [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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  • Parke, Keith - A History of Presteigne. Published by Logaston Press, 1997, 246p. £9.95. (h/b)
    • ISBN 1 873827 79 2

    Chapters are on 1: The Early History of the Area; 2: The Middle Ages; 3: Tudor Presteigne; 4: Plague, War and Fire; 5: Stagnation and Recovery; 6: From the French Wars to Victoria; 7: High Victorian Presteigne; 8: The Struggle for a Future; 9: Towards the 21st Century.

    There is an extensive Bibliography.

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Names, Geographical

  • The Welsh form of the name - 'Llanandras' - may be interpreted to mean 'a place where there is a church dedicated to St Andrew' ('Llan' = 'Church').